Personal Development

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Student Number - 21110892

27th July 2012

Words - 3354

Personal Development and Strategy Review

The areas for self-development


The purpose of this paper is to assess my key areas for development in the context of an organisation. In order to establish what these areas are, several aspects will have to be considered. First, a SWOT analysis will be carried out. In order to realise my organisational goal, I will also discuss the strategy I have put in place to deal with any weaknesses that the SWOT analysis exposes. Another area that will be assessed is the point I would like to reach before I am able to fulfil my organisational goal. In order to realise this area of development I will need to consider how I will measure my success and how I will know that I have achieved my objectives. Outline strategies to assist in realising this goal will also be established and reviewed.

SWOT Analysis

The SWOT analysis will highlight the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and the Threats I have been able to identify.


I have realised that I have developed strong and reliable organisational skills. For instance, I have been able to effectively and efficiently assign tasks. This skill has proved to be effective as I have been able to respond to all calls on time and deal with my tasks without becoming over-whelmed (Hummels, 2008). In addition to assigning tasks, I have also come to realise that I am able to plan ahead. For example, I am able to devise and set agendas, and sort out what I want to achieve in both the short term as well as in the long term. In addition, I have been able to manage my time efficiently and set working deadlines. Time management skills have been an essential aspect in my development as it acts as guidance on how to assign priorities and plan for all eventualities. For instance, when it comes to making organisational calls, I usually give priority to those pertaining to complaints from the clients.

Having these organisational skills has been beneficial personally too, as I have been able to strike a better balance between work and private life.

In addition to the organisational skills strengths, I have also come to realise that I have the ability to learn not only faster but also sufficiently. In situations where everything is unclear, I am able to effectively apply logic (Zigarelli, 2007). For instance, if given a confusing article, I am able to derive meaning so that it becomes understandable and usable.

It is hoped that given the skill set I have been able to identify I can draw upon my strengths to improve my weaknesses, specifically in terms of my writing skills. For instance, organisational skills will be ideal in helping me to compile and deliver high quality and significant reports within the stipulated time (Matt, 2011)


I have come to understand that I am not actively involved in teamwork, which is the key to both organisational and personal success.

Another weakness ...
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